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kit bag

or kitbag

a small bag or knapsack, as for a soldier.
Origin of kit bag
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He stepped quickly to the kit bag, replaced the bottle and cap inside and closed it.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
  • In half a minute's time he was back again, and the kit bag with him.

    The Riddle of the Night Thomas W. Hanshew
  • He was moderately grateful to an obsequious sailor who relieved him of his kit bag.

    Priscilla's Spies George A. Birmingham
  • But the trouble seemed to be not everyone of them had a kit bag nor even a pretty good imitation of one.

  • These he packed carefully in a kit bag, then closed the chest.

    Forbidden Cargoes Roy J. Snell
  • A kit bag lay on the floor half full and Aylmer's man was packing it.

    The Pursuit Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
  • I had landed without a kit bag, and the change of uniform I kept in the pack I carried on my back.

    Trenching at Gallipoli John Gallishaw
  • If there are means of transport, it is as well to carry a Wolseley kit bag to hold one's clothes and boots, etc.

  • He opened the kit bag and oiled his wheel, putting graphite on the chain and adjusting the bearings.

    Martin Eden Jack London
  • Seebrook's legal tender is neatly rolled up in my best silken hose in my kit bag.

    Blacksheep! Blacksheep! Meredith Nicholson

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